Monthly Motivation

2018 Reflections

So the day has come. It’s the last day of 2018. It took us 12 months and 365 days to get here. As we journey out of another year and venture into a new one, we have to reflect on the joys and losses of this year and prepare for a new one. Currently, that is what I am doing, having 2018 reflections, so what better way than to write about it.

End of year, reflections

To Be Continued. I’ve been journaling and my current journaling mood is setting up my vision for the new year. I have also been journaling about what I didn’t do well in 2018. What I have come to realize is that my losses have been consistent losses. Like, these didn’t just start in 2018, they were in 2017 as well. If you realistically look at your fails, did they just start this year, or have they been a continuation from previous years?


Positivity. If I were going to say something positive about this year, I would say that I learned some interesting things about myself and about others. I definitely am not all that I seem and that is so true about others as well. I learned that the thought of figuring out our future (even if it is different from our present, scare others), but honestly the thought doesn’t scare me. What, if anything, can you say positive about this year (you should have at least 1)?

Change. My current vibe is all about change and 2019 will be a year for change (at least I hope it will be). The only way that I can make sure these changes come to life is to make sure I hold up my end of the deal by doing things like staying consistent. What is your current vibe about 2019? What will you change?

Comfort. I am hoping that the new year will see me pushing out of some (not all) of my current comfort zones. I have realized that while comfort zones are all about comfort, they also can smother your growth if you never move up and out. My goal is to break out of some of those comfort zones that are no longer a comfort, but a hindrance. Do you have some comfort zones that are keeping you confined?

Mom Dreaming. As I am writing this, I am also listening to my oldest son talk about working out and video games. As I am listening to him, I am thinking about what hopes and dreams that I have for him in the new year. It just occurred to me that some of my hopes and dreams for him, depend on how I am living my life. As parents, we help mold our children and lead them in the right direction. If you are a parent, are you leading your children in the right direction?

Going Up. I think I am like most people in that if I put all my reflections together, at the end of the day, all I want to see is me on the way up. For me, if I am doing what I need to do, correctly and consistently, there should be no reason that I am not seeing some positive upward growth in my life. In what ways do you want to move on up in the new year?

So, there you have it. Those are my current reflection points that I am currently deeply pondering. What about you? Were you able to answer each question? Do you have your own end of the year reflections that you are thinking about?

Sometimes you have to look through a lot, to see the big picture.
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